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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 25, 2011 11:20am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupied Wall Street News

Trust me, we'd love to get some rising-star candidates emerging from the OWS movements, and get them voted into offices.

I agree with you about voter apathy in the USA. The OWS movement needs to have Teach-Ins about this issue.

On the other hand, have you noticed all The States that are passing Voter I.D. Bills? These Bills are destroying Voter's Rights by restricting voter registration for many hundreds of thousands of voters. This is a national catastrophe.

http://www.google.com/search?q=state+passes+voter+id+bill

Re: electing Tea Party officials, how in the hell did Rick Scott, who ran a company involved in the nation's largest Medicare fraud case, become Florida's governor?

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-05-20/news/fl-rick-scott-governor-hca-20100520_1_medicare-fraud-case-hospitals-in-el-paso-hospital-giant-columbia

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 25, 2011 1:59pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupied Wall Street News

all good questions and yes, people should be outraged at the voter ID nonsense. I've never seen such a cynically-manufactured partisan gimmick to a "problem" that is totally non-existent.

That and redistricting are rigging outcomes all over the place.

all of which is why I have a hard time being optimistic about the end result of OWS.

Don't forget--more people vote for the finalist of "American Idol" than for President. And I can't blame Republicans for that one.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 25, 2011 2:27pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupied Wall Street News

I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker, am I...

http://wilcoworld.net/#!/roadcase/the-jolly-banker

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Poster: Edsel Date: Oct 26, 2011 8:15am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupied Wall Street News

Oh dear, you mean the States that are enacting voter ID laws are trying to prevent people from voting illegally. Oh the shame.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Oct 28, 2011 6:40am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupied Wall Street News

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Policy Brief on the Truth About “Voter Fraud”

Following the report of the 2005 Commission on Federal Election Reform (the “Carter-Baker Commission"), the Brennan Center and Commissioner Spencer Overton prepared a detailed analysis of claims of voter fraud, in the context of a proposed photo identification requirement.

Summary:
• Fraud by individual voters is both irrational and extremely rare.
• Many vivid anecdotes of purported voter fraud have been proven false or do not demonstrate fraud.
• Voter fraud is often conflated with other forms of election misconduct.
• Raising the unsubstantiated specter of mass voter fraud suits a particular policy agenda.
• Claims of voter fraud should be carefully tested before they become the basis for action.